In this thought-provoking historical and economic analysis, Laurel A. Rockefeller takes on poverty culture head-on, exploring what it means to poor in the United States while taking a look at how America's closest and much more economically successful allies (Canada, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom) take care of their poor. From housing conditions to hunger to poverty psychology, Ms. Rockefeller takes on the core issues while offering tangible steps everyone of every income bracket can take today to secure America's future and guarantee a secure America for our children.
Part one: essays exploring five facets of poverty in America: a lack of empathy, complacency about poverty, poverty shaming, public housing, and rape culture.
Part two: analysis on how each of us can and should address each facet of poverty, no matter how old or young we are.
Part three: a look at poverty and public policy towards poverty in Germany, France, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Comparative analysis between these US allies and the United States and the impact of poverty on foreign policy and national security.
Sources include: American Express, Forbes, CNN Money, The New York Times, Feeding America, The Shriver Report, Herald Scotland, BBC News, The Joseph Roundtree Foundation, The Huffington Post, and The Toronto Star.
About the Author
Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller is author of over one hundred books published and self-published since August, 2012 with print editions spanning across ten languages and counting, plus audio books on Audible in English (Spanish editions publishing in 2020). A dedicated scholar and biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history literacy worldwide.
With her lyrical writing style, Laurel's books are as beautiful to read as they are informative.
In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, travelling to historic places, and watching classic motion pictures and classic television series. Favourites: Star Trek, Doctor Who, Stargate SG-1, and Babylon 5.
Winner of the "Godiva Book Award" for 2019 for "His Red Eminence," Laurel is a proud supporter of Foster Parrots Ltd., The Arbor Day Foundation, and Health in Harmony.